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That’s more to do than just Acadia national Park in Bar Harbor

Take the LL Bean sponsored propane buses and tour the island. Lighthouse is secluded beaches hiking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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My heart belongs on MDI

Our family vacationed once again on MDI. We stayed in a private home on the Quiet Side. Bernard... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marisa O
Philadelphia, PA
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Home to Acadia National Park, this island off the coast of Maine with its beaches, sweeping cliffs and mountains offers visitors numerous recreational activities, from hiking, biking and following nature trails to swimming, sailing and kayaking.
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take the LL Bean sponsored propane buses and tour the island. Lighthouse is secluded beaches hiking trails and biking trails in Acadia national Park great lobster pounds and more. Let someoneDo the driving and enjoy the scenery.

Thank Johnnumerouno
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family vacationed once again on MDI. We stayed in a private home on the Quiet Side. Bernard, ME was our home for a week. We never left the island. There's so much to see and do on the entire island. We were excited to...More

Thank Marisa O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove the entire island; and took in Acadia. We stayed in Southwest Harbor in a nice vacation rental. We had an outstanding time throughout the island. We will return to make more memories in the future.

Thank john-e-boo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So many places to hike and paths to explore. This is a destination that should be visited several times a decade and during different times of the year. I can imagine each season offers unique points of view. We were there in early September, so...More

Thank AnnieQ41412
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been to multiple National Parks and settings. MDI (Mount Desert Island) is home to a National Park, as well as other many spectacular things to see and things to do. It should be on your bucket list of places to go.

Thank mjr469p
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was nothing short of relaxing. mount desert island is beautiful and it was worth the trip from Florida. We had a lovely time and will be back.

Thank Jazzykin
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stunning landscape, delicious food, gorgeous places to stay and lovely shops. It does get a bit crowded in the summer.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The roads are near completion but they need more parking with easy access. Certain times no where to park.

Thank StacyandRandy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit with lots of outdoor activities. We did a lot of hiking and took our bikes out onto the carriage trails! Have fun and enjoy the views!!!

Thank GypsyDrifter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! What an amazing area! We drove our motorcycles up Cadillac Mountain for sunrise, but we had cooler weather and it was really foggy, but we were both glad we went up! We then drove around the park loop and stopped several places to take...More

Thank Mildred-PA
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susan f
30 June 2018|
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Response from sparrish5 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on amount you want to be outdoors/amount you want to spend. Personally: Drive the Park Loop Road ... take a day (stop for views/short walks/see Sand Beach). Drive up Cadillac Mountain. Day 2: rent bikes and enjoy... More
18 June 2018|
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Response from Karen R | Reviewed this property |
Drive the park loop road. Rent bikes if you aren't bringing your own and bike the carriage roads, or take a horse drawn carriage ride on them. Visit Northeast an Southwest Harbors. Eat lunch at eat a pita in SW Harbor... More
12 June 2018|
Response from NickyD0500 | Reviewed this property |
Post this in the Bar Harbor Travel Forum. There's a gal there who will give you a DETAILED itinerary.